Body Image And Self Esteem
Your self esteem is based on the thoughts and feelings about the way you look at your own body. The way you perceive about how others judge your exterior image can also affect your body image and self esteem on the whole.
Due to scrutiny and media on what is a considered to be a good and bad body language, people who do not feel they fit the ‘ideal’ category tend to have lower self-esteem these days. As a result, this has led to one of the biggest problems faced by the majority of especially adolescents and young adults, who self-discriminates as they are still in phases of discovering their personal identity in the world.
- 95% of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25
- 58% of college-aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight
- 15% to 43% of men being disabled with their bodies
Here’s How To Check If You Fall Into The Low Self-Esteem Group Because Of Your Body Image
- Obsessive self-scrutiny in mirrors
- Obsession with exercise or dieting
- Thinking disparaging comments about your body
- Frequent comparison of with your self and others
- Envious of another friend’s or celebrity’s body
How To Boost Your Self Esteem Through Body Image Acceptance
- Practice Self-care
Erase the negative thoughts about your image and begin to love yourself more. The more you love and take care of yourself, the more you will be able to improve yourself. Make yourself a time slot to take relaxing bath with with massage, read a book or write your journal.
- Avoid Comparisons With Others
Each one of us was created unique in our own way. Yet everyone has something they wish to change about the body. Highlighting the traits that only you have it will boost your confidence.
- Have A Positive Support Group
Spend some time to connect with positive and encouraging people. Choose to be with a support group who can provide influence on you that make you feel good and motivated
- Focus On Things Under Your Control
Instead of focusing on the things you can’t control, such as height, refocus on something that is controllable. You can put your weight down by exercises, or even put on a pair of nice heels. You can also groom and make yourself feel fresher and stay in trend. Just remember that many body image factors are in your control. Your self-esteem is also in your control.
- Grow Your Inner-self
When you begin to trust the guidance of your inner-self, people can see the loveliness and the creativity in you – the real that is inside of you all the time. Look within yourself and learn how to love who you truly are by the practice of meditation. By having courage and commitment to loving your inner world list, you will have unshakable confidence in your outer world.